Today's Highlights

Is America Becoming a Police State?: J. Raimondo
Enemies of the State: Thomas Eddlem
No Game of Chess: Nebojsa Malic
Pen Mightier Than the Sword?: Leon Hadar
Reflecting Hubris: Tom Engelhardt

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
G. K. Chesterton
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Updated May 17, 2006 - 11:13 PM EDT
One Person Killed Every Hour in Basra

Iraq Cabinet Chosen, Parliament to Vote Saturday

Iran Rejects European Nuclear Incentives
US Reserves Nearly 'Broken,' Says Chief
Russia Seeks Thaw in Frosty Rhetoric

Venezuela Backs Off Report of Possible Iran Deal

US Secretly Backing Warlords in Somalia
FBI Secret Probes Target 3,501 Americans Without Warrants
US Sanctions Hurting Legitimate Businesses in North Korea
Rise Up, Fellow Enemies of the State  by Thomas R. Eddlem
US-Iran Ties: Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword?  by Leon Hadar
Will the Media Care Now That It's Being Spied On?  by John Nichols
Reflecting Hubris  by Tom Engelhardt
Hearing Moussaoui  by Sheldon Richman
Iraq's Resistance Evolves
by Mathieu Guidère and Peter Harling

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Russia Challenges US Policy on Iran, North Korea
Moscow, China Won't Back Force vs. Iran
Bush Slumps to a New Low – It's All About Iraq
US Releases 9/11 Pentagon Tape
Blair Govt Support Falls to 22% in Britain
Film Shows Suffering of Jews Britain Sent to Outback Exile
Seven House Members Arrested at Sudan Embassy
Israeli Bank to Sever Ties With Palestinian Banks Over Anti-Terror Laws
Beer Bombers Set Tone for Islamist Baghdad
Today in Iraq
Iraqi Gays Flee as Religious Militias Sentence Them to Death
Iraq Arrests Zarqawi Aide
In Iraq War, Time Is a Weapon
Families Still Await Reparations for Wartime Property Losses
US Women Print Ads in Iraqi Dailies Calling for End to Occupation and Bloodshed
AP Blog: The Story of Iraq, Told in One Day
Iraqi Politics
Maliki to Present Cabinet List to Shi'ites
Negotiators See Iraq Government Ready This Week
Iraqi Politicians Haggle With Doors Closed
What's Next for Iraq as Deadline Nears
Attacks Continue
Bombings, Gunfire Leave 40 Iraqis, 3 GIs Dead
Militants Kill 18 in Baghdad Parking Lot
UAE Diplomat Kidnapped in Baghdad
Developments in Iraq on May 17
Developments in Iraq on May 16
Trying to Try Saddam
Family Testify in Defense of Saddam Co-Accused
Saddam's Absence From Trial Sheds Light on Other Defendants
Global Iraq Fallout
Syria Bans Entry of Palestinians Arriving Directly From Iraq
Iraq's Impending Fracture to Produce Political Earthquake in Turkey
UK Denies Shortage of Choppers in Iraq, Afghanistan
World Bank Decides to Boost Presence in Iraq
Afghanistan Attacks Leave 8 Dead, 13 Hurt
Afghan Schoolgirls Attacked, Six Wounded
Ill-Fated Convoy Proves There Are No Routine Afghan Missions
Canadian Opposition Irate Over Snap Afghan Mission Vote
Canadian Opposition Parties Mostly Undecided on Afghan Mission
Afghan Lawmakers Review Court Nominees
Pakistan Dismisses Speculation bin Laden Is Hiding There
Pakistan's Taliban Gamble
Nine Militants, One Soldier Killed in Pakistani Tribal Area Shootout
Indian Maoist Mine Kills 12 of Wedding Party
Four Hizbul Militants Killed in Kashmir
Nepal's New Government Plans to Free Maoist Rebels Before Peace Talks
Royal Powers Gutted Under Nepal's New Law
Vehicles Burned in Nepal Protest
Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Troops, Tigers Trade Artillery Fire
US Urges EU to Ban Tamil Rebels
Inter-Korean Military Talks Open but Go Nowhere
South Korean Ex-President Plans to Visit North for Talks
Annan Backs Six-Party North Korea Nuclear Talks
China Launches Severe Crackdown on Media
China Dissident Writer Sentenced to Prison
Judges: Thai Agency Can't Set Vote Date
Vietnam PM Names His Successor
Activist Sentenced to 5 Years Jail in Kazakhstan
Bali Bomber Suspect Says He Wants to Die
US Backs Missile Defense Cooperation With Russia
Kremlin Voices Concern at US Conventional Missile Plans
Security Forces Fight Gunmen in Russia
Terror Verdict for Last Beslan Suspect
European Union
EU Puts Candidates on Probation
Slovenia Gets EU Green Light, Lithuania Held Back
EU Entry Hopefuls 'Must Do More'
Missteps Hobble Turkey-EU Waltz
Prodi Gets Mandate to Form New Italy Govt
Dutch MP Who Lied for Asylum Forced to Leave
French PM Survives Censure Motion
'Billionaire' Castro: I Earn Only $53 a Month
New York Piano Tuner Defies US in Cuba
Ecuador Sends Military to Guard Oil Facilities Seized From Occidental
Ecuador 'Not Planning Oil Nationalization'
Spying on Americans
FBI Denies Spying on Reporters
Verizon: We Didn't Give Customers' Call Records to NSA Either
Bellsouth, AT&T Added to NSA Lawsuit
Sen. Specter Strikes NSA Surveillance Deal
AT&T Is Accused of Aiding Surveillance
FBI Checking Reporters' Phone Records
Maine Filing Seeks Answers From Verizon
Troops to the Border
Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrols
Some Worry Border Plan Will Overtax Guard
Is the Guard Enough to Secure US Border?
Mexican Border Crackdown Could Affect Canada
Diverse Group of Detainees at Guantánamo
Full List of Guantánamo Detainees
Pakistani Demands Access to Gitmo Detainees
The War at Home
Lawyers in CIA Leak Case Seek News Media Records
GOP Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low
US Antiwar Activists Launch Campaign Supporting Conscientious Objectors
Hollywood's View of Iraq Coming to Screen Near You
US Military
Army Retreats From Baghdad ER
New Blueprint for Irregular Warfare
Boeing Agrees to Pay $615 Million Settlement
Scientists Race to Create a Prosthetic Arm for Wounded Soldiers
European Nations May Give Iran a Reactor
China Says Backs EU Plan on Iran Standoff
Talks Among World Powers on Iran Likely Delayed: US
Iran Arrests Four Weapon Smugglers in Restive Oil City
Security Council Gears Up for Vote on Lebanon, Syria
Syrian Oil Draws Asian Help
Palestinians in Crisis
Hamas Debating Shift in Stance to Ease Pressure
Abbas Urges EU to Give Hamas a Chance
Palestinians Hunker Down as Cash Runs Out
US Restores Aid to Palestinian Hospitals
Palestinians Demand Resumption in Funding
Israeli FM to Attend Summit With Abbas
Assailants Kill Hamas Militant, Gunmen Raid Gaza Firm
Palestinian Gunmen Kill Senior Hamas Member, Wound Two in Gaza
Israel to Axe Six West Bank Outposts Before US Summit
Israeli Army: Another Year Until Barrier Is Completed
Upgraded Palestinian Missile Hits Southern Israel
Israeli, Palestinian Lovers Divided by Law
Israeli Defense Minister Makes Peace Pledge
Israeli Film on Lebanon Pullout Flouts Military Myth
Egypt Warns Activists Against Street Protests
EU Criticizes Egypt Over Freedoms
Web Community Rallies to Free Egyptian Blogger
Middle East
Electoral Reform Sparks Kuwait Crisis Amid Threat to Quiz PM
Ankara Defies Pressure to Admit Armenian Massacre
Security Council Passes Sudan Resolution
UN Pushes Up Plan for Darfur Force
Sudan Ready to Negotiate on UN Darfur Deployment
Ethiopia, Eritrea Get More Time From UN

Ethiopia: There Will Be No War

DR Congo
Militia Leader Captured in Eastern Congo
EU Forces Ready for Congo Mission
Uganda: Congo VPs Cause Diplomatic Hitch
After Bulldozing Homes, Zimbabwe Arrests People for Being Homeless
Libya Welcomes New US Relations
Nigerian Senate Blocks President's Bid for Third Term
Shaky Truce Holds in Somalia

Kenya Warns of More Media Raids

Chavez: Oil Would Reach $100 if Venezuela Ends US Sales
Spanish Official: Bolivia Must Compensate
Fiji's Prime Minister Claims Victory in Elections

Justin Raimondo
Is America Becoming a Police State?

Nebojsa Malic
No Game of Chess

Ivan Eland
Abolish Both the Hayden Nomination and NSA

David R. Henderson
Did Rumsfeld Lie – and When?

Charles Peña
Collision Course With Iran

Praful Bidwai
Iran Won't Be Bullied

Alan Bock
Cold Assumptions

Ran HaCohen
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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